News

April 5, 2022
Adwait Nadkarni named a nominee for the 2022 CCI Impact Award! [Announcement]

March 15, 2022
Our paper on smart home privacy policies has been conditionally accepted to the USENIX Security Symposium 2022!

August 10, 2021
Our paper “Why Crypto-detectors Fail: A Systematic Evaluation of Cryptographic Misuse Detection Techniques”, has been accepted to the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2022! [S&P’22]

August 2, 2021
Our medium proposal on “Enabling Data-Driven Security and Safety Analyses for Cyber-Physical Systems” has been funded! [NSF Abstract]

June 30, 2021
Amit Seal Ami and Sunil Manandhar both receive COVA CCI Cybersecurity Dissertation Fellowships!

May 26, 2021
Adwait Nadkarni receives the 2021 Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award! [Announcement]

April 30, 2021
Sunil Manandhar selected as the 2021 Commonwealth of Virginia Engineering and Science (COVES) Policy Fellow! [Press Release]

April 7, 2021
Sunil Manandhar awarded the S. Laurie Sanderson Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring! [Press Release]

March 2, 2021
Sunil Manandhar recognized as Distinguished Reviewer in the Shadow PC for the IEEE S&P 2021 [S&P Shadow PC’21]

January 21, 2021
Our paper, “Demo”:”” Mutation-based Evaluation of Security-focused Static Analysis Tools for Android.”, has been accepted to the Tool Demo Track at ICSE’21! [ICSE’21 Demonstrations]

January 21, 2021
Our proposal on “A Systematic Evaluation of Smart City Security and Privacy” has been funded by the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI)! [Press Release]

November 24, 2020
Our paper, “Systematic Mutation-based Evaluation of the Soundness of Security-focused Android Static Analysis Techniques”, has been accepted for publication to the ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security [TOPS]

July 2, 2020
Our paper, “Security in Centralized Data Store-based Home Automation Platforms”:” A Systematic Analysis of Nest and Hue”, has been accepted for publication to the ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems, in the special issue on Security and Privacy for Connected CPS [TCPS]

January 15, 2020
Our paper, “Towards a Natural Perspective of Smart Homes for Practical Security and Safety Analyses”, has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2020 [Oakland’20]

April 26, 2019
Brian Burns graduated with an MS, and a successful Masters Project. Congratulations Brian!

April 26, 2019
Ruhao (Tony) Tang successfully defended is Honors Thesis on “Leveraging NLP to Enable Analysis of User Driven Routines”. Congratulations Tony!

March 29, 2019
Ruhao (Tony) Tang wins the Undergraduate Stephen K. Park Award 2019. Congratulations Tony!

March 26, 2019
Our paper, “A Study of Data Store-based Home Automation”, received the Best Paper Award at CODASPY’19!

December 28, 2018
Our recent investigation on smart home security has received wide press coverage. See the most detailed articles here - Daily Press, The Ambient, Quartz

November 27, 2018
Our paper, “A Study of Data Store-based Home Automation”, has been accepted for publication at the ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY’19)

November 27, 2018
Our paper, “ACMiner”:” Extraction and Analysis of Authorization Checks in Android’s Middleware”, has been accepted for publication at the ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY’19)

August 31, 2018
Our proposal on “Enabling Systematic Evaluation of the Soundness of Android Security Analysis Techniques” has been funded! Thanks NSF! [Abstract]

May 20, 2018
Our paper, “Discovering Flaws in Security-Focused Static Analysis Tools for Android using Systematic Mutation”, has been accepted for publication at the 27th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX’18)

April 10, 2018
Ruhao (Tony) Tang wins the Charles Center Summer Research Scholarship for Summer 2018!